Good afternoon accessionistas!!
“Women always try to tame themselves as they get older, but the ones who look best are often a bit wilder.”- Miuccia Prada
The story of the almost 100-year old luggage company is a family/love kind. Miuccia’s father created this empire and he would not have agreed to Miuccia taking over the company but however, he wasnt left with much of a choice. His son didn’t want the job! After her father, Miuccia continued to build the Prada brand around quality leather goods. Together with her love interest Patrizio Bertellis who had ingenious marketing ideas, Prada really started to grow at a high-speed. MIU MIU was formed much later by the fashion duo.
So my question is to the accessionistas, is high luxury fashion dead? Should I not one day-dream of affording such a life? Well up until here lately the Prada and MIU MIU stock was doing pretty good but now in the times that we live saving is EVERYTHING so I am all about creating these high fashion looks for less. How do you do that you say? I am glad you asked; pick out a look and if you love it go create it piece by piece.
Some of my favorite places to shop are very affordable; they inlcude Target (need I say more), JCPenney (Ming by Mango line rocks), Express (business and social life clothing), Victoria Secrets (fierce tops and dresses). So my accessionistas go out and get accessorized for less!! Where are your favorite places to shop for less? Let us know so we can check it out!!!! Until next time accessionistas…SHOP ON AND MAY FIERCE STYLE BE WITH YOU!!!!
(Prada shop in Milano) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
“A designer who is not a couturier, who hasn’t learned the most refined mysteries of physically creating his models, is like a sculptor who gives his drawings to another man, an artisan, to accomplish.- Yves Saint Laurent
The Saint Laurent fashion show during PFW (Paris Fashion Week) was the place to be. Basically, there weren’t enough seats for the who’s who in the fashion world; like most shows going on around the artsy city. Hedi Slimane, the new creative director of Saint Laurent sent the woman down seriously resembling attractive sexy witches donning huge black hats. Slimane is a fan of photography so the camera really loved these clothes! Also, the lines’ rock and roll look makes it so desirable and youthful. And what better music to serenade this fashion show but rock and roll by the Daft Punk band! Overall, I think these looks are fierce and can be easily put together with creativity and a little imagination!!! How do you think Slimane did with his debut line at Saint Laurent? Please let me know! Until next time…rock on!!!!!
Your Fashion Accessory,
I’m always finding a best dressed woman; so now I’ve found a star that’s landed on numerous lists for best dressed man! A long time ago, men and fashion didn’t go together but now men are setting trends all over the world. David Beckhams’ top-notch looks and outgoing personality shows through the wardrobe he keeps.
Beckham said it best, “I like nice clothes, whether they’re dodgy or not!” This fashion icon switched from sports to runway and is still staying humble all the way. He has been judged by media on being thick; or not smart but it shows in his actions that he is very intelligent. The fashion icon looks great in plaid, which has been a big trend in male fashion for months. You see men all over the television rocking plaid shirts. David is also pictured below appearing in a classic look and I love the picture of himself and his stylish wife Victoria.
“You know what, I’m very attracted to someone who makes me laugh and is charming. Really I can be charmed by anyone. I’m just a sucker for someone that is charming.”-Beyonce Knowles
What designer wouldn’t get inspiration from this amazingly humble yet skilled songstress and actress? Beyonce has topped the charts for years and this pop queen is said to be bff’s with our President Barack Obama (that’s a Big deal)! Family is important to Beyonce and now she has her first child and Blu Ivy already has her own shoe.
Bey is a big Ruthie Davis fan; who’s a great shoe designer. Blu’s booties have more than $800.00 worth of Swarovski crystals on them. I am a big fan of the shoe myself and I absolutely love it! Ruthie Davis does not have a children’s shoe line, but is thinking very seriously about starting one now. I say she goes for it! If you are interested in her work check her out at http://www.ruthiedavis.com.
What do you think about the shoe?? Like it or not? What about the price? Do you think only the rich can afford it! Until next time….xoxoxoxoxo
“What I have discovered is that in art, as is in music, theres a lot of truth and there is a lot of lies. The art is essentially is creating his work to make this lie a truth, but he slides it in amongst all the others. The tiny little lie is the moment I live for, my moment. It’s the moment where the audience falls in love”.-Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga obviously wanted a big reaction from the press when she arrived to the Philip Treacy fashion show in a burqa (an outer garment worn by women in Islamic societies specifically to hide their face or bodies) and a bedazzled clutch with the word C.U.N.T. written across. It’s been said that Lady Gaga has been blasted by PETA for obvious reasons of wearing fur which PETA is totally against.
This time she fought back by rocking a few dead raccoons as her accessories. She is so rebellious! This is not at all shocking to me knowing that I have done my homework on Gaga she represents ideas whether they be horrific or not. She is a total bomb of a singer and she supports art and music so need I say more. She’s okay in my book. xoxoxoxo
“I get my ideas out of my dreams…..if you’re lucky enough to use something you see in a dream; it is purely original. It’s not in the world it’s in your head. I think that is amazing.-Alexander Mcqueen
So New York Fashion Week, now branded Mercedes Benz Fashion Week has come and it has gone. However, every single designer that participated in the show did a great job and I have not had a chance to go through all the lines but I have a mix of content.
Rebecca Minkoffs’ clohing line was inspired by looks from the 60’s and 70’s. Minkoffs’ line this year left spectators longing for the need of that past-due vacation!! Her pieces were practical and can be put together very easily. With a blend of floral and solid pieces it makes a good combination of balance.
The black and white Oscar De La Renta pant suit is characterized with uptown swish and wild style. Oscar De La Renta has become and is still becoming a house hold name. Anne Romney wore ODLR when she went to the Republican convention.
Alexander McQueen has been mourned throughout the world and still his legacy lives on through his clothing. McQueen was named by Queen Elizabeth the Commander of the British Empire 2003. How validating is that?! Theatricality is the adjective that most describes McQueen he has a look that is described as a horror.
Karl Lagerfield theme was based off of the Fortress of Solitude in the Superman movie. Lagerfield said it best, “nature’s the greatest designer.” The models eyebrows were a mini version of the bigger them; with crystals bordering their arch hand glitter landed on their eyelids. Lagerfield mastered the three-piece coat which he had attempted but this year he nailed it!
Narcisso Rodriguez got his name recognition when designed the wedding gown for Carolyn Bassestte who was marrying John F. Kennedy Jr. back in 1996. He was on the fast track to American Fashion and worked his way up to own fashion line in Milan. He is known for his fine lines and pure forms. I love the two dresses they are sexy and sophisticated and plus it leaves much to the imagination.
Gucci has that aristocratic look. The reason why Gucci carries such an aristocratic look is because Guccio Gucci used to work at the most famous Savoy Hotel in London and worked closely with aristocrats and he saw how luggage played a big part in that culture. Now I can understand why his suits are fit for a politician.
Good evening my loves,